The guys are back and joined by Mike Laybourne as they talk about the rash of injuries in the league, including Stamkos, Gaudreau and Hall, and try to decide the status of the Flames’ rebuild. The NHL announced changes to the All Star Game format and it likely changed no one’s view of the game. The Red Wings and Maple Leafs showed off their new jerseys and only one of them are good. Joel also notices an uncanny resemblance Lastly, the guys touch on the state of goaltending in the NHL and pick the Pavel Bures of the week.Read More →

The guys back as they share their thoughts on the players being inducted into the Hall of Fame and share their thoughts on who should be in The Hall but is missing. They also get to have a mini Rant Shack on Gary Bettman’s CBA comments, the NHL playing in the Olympics and the Arizona Coyotes getting a new arena. They also get into a debate based on the Avs “Trust or Bust” articles and try to decide if the Avs are good or bad. Lastly, they try to decide whether to veto a fantasy hockey trade, rule the punishment for a bet and pickRead More →

The guys are joined by Dan RiceĀ as he fills in for Joel and Dan helps get Carl up to speed on the New Jersey Devils’ season thus far, including if Cory Schneider can win the Vezina and the impact Taylor Hall has had on the team. Then, surprisingly and unexpectedly, Andrew Ladd scores and the guys breakdown his situation with the Islanders and what can be done to turn the situation around. Joel’s Leafs’ had an eventful week, as Nazem Kadri avoids suspension and Joel is concerned about the rematch in 6 weeks. They wrap up by covering the Jacob Trouba extension with the Jets,Read More →

The guys are back on a Halloween empty of NHL games, touching on NHL rookies being returned to Junior, the Hampus Lindholm extension, if Andrew Ladd is good or bad, Halak trade rumors, Joel plays our 13th Halloween Trivia, crown a new Hi Sticking champion and start a new round of Pavel Bures. Twitter: twitter.com/The4thLinePod Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: the4thlinepod@gmail.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast shredpod.simplecast.fm   Embed from Getty ImagesRead More →

The guys are back as Carl shares his excitement about Mikko Rantanen joining the Colorado Avalanche, and Joel has anger about the Toronto Maple Leafs blowing leads. Is Carl too excited about the Edmonton Oilers’ start to the season? Carl and Joel also debut a new segment called “Trust or Bust” where they decide if hot or cold starts are for real, including: Jimmy Howard leading goals against average with the Detroit Red Wings The Minnesota Wild with Bruce Boudreau The Boston Bruins having two scorers in the top 10 The Nashville Predator’s slow start Ben Bishop‘s poor numbers The Carolina Hurricanes basement dwelling TheRead More →

The guys are back as they celebrate their 100th episode, with Joel getting to eat cake. They touch on Canada’s rout at the World Cup and what it means for the future of the tournament, the suspensions players have received this preseason and preview the Metropolitan division. This weekend was the 4th Line Podcast fantasy draft, so they cover their teams and Joel and his team have already been accused of collusion. Limited Edition 100th Episode Gear! teespring.com/4th-line-podcast-100th-episode Twitter: twitter.com/The4thLinePod Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: the4thlinepod@gmail.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast shredpod.simplecast.fmRead More →

The guys are back as they talk about Team Europe facing off against Canada in the World Cup of Hockey. Is Canada going to perform as well as Carl and Joel think they will? Jacob Trouba requested a trade out of Winnipeg. Will he get it and if so, where will he go? This week’s show includes their preview of the Atlantic division, including: How much better will the Leafs be with their new young talent, like Auston Matthews? How many of the Sabres young players, like Sam Reinhart, will continue to improve? Does the return of Carey Price mean a return to the playoffsRead More →

The guys are back as they are joined by Rob Vollman as they talk about Rob’s new book “Stat Shot”, a book about hockey, for people who like hockey, through the lens of statistics. They touch on some of the topics in the book, including the worst trades in NHL history and goalie save percentage and get Rob’s thoughts on the Calgary Flames, and even give away a copy of Stat Shot to a listener. Felix Sicard also stops by to help Carl and Joel preview the Pacific division, touching on all 7 teams and having some healthy disagreement about some of the offseason movesRead More →